Kagiso Rabada, who is set for a meteoric rise in international cricket, is on the cover of the May/June SACricket magazine.
Rabada has only played three T20 internationals, but after his World Cup winning stint with the SA U19 side, he has lived up to the subsequent hype with a fantastic domestic season.
Players and coaches alike believes he has what it takes to be successful on the biggest stage. ‘This is a learning process for him. He is very young but he is a strong individual and he will be a quality fast bowler for South Africa in the future,’ said West Indian batsman Chris Gayle on the 20-year-old’s prospects. Rabada’s Highveld Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana added ‘if injuries don’t interfere, Kagiso can represent the Proteas in many, many Tests and ODIs. We want to manage him. Not rest him, but rather manage his workload.’
Also in the new issue:
– World Cup review
– Aaron Phangiso’s World Cup snub has highlighted the failings of transformation
– Thoughts on the ICC’s decision to reduce the next World Cup to 10 teams
– David Miller – how the IPL made the man
– Tribute to Kumar Sangakkara
There is much more to look forward to in the latest edition from award-winning writers and high-profile names in the sport, plus there are added features that you can only access in the digimag.
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